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Training and Adult Education landscape in Singapore: characteristics, challenges and policies

Langue: EN

Posté par Hakan YANDIM

Singapore is sometimes described as a ‘little red dot’ with a total land area of less than 720km2 and a population of 5.6 million (Department of Statistics Singapore, 2017). As a city-state with limited natural resources, human resource is considered to be one of Singapore’s largest and most valued assets. Therefore, Singapore places significant emphasis on education and continuing education to support skills development and develop a resilient and future ready workforce that is both relevant and competitive in a rapidly changing global economy. In 2010, the Economic Strategies Committee highlighted that the Singapore workforce has to deepen its expertise within every sector of the economy (ESC, 2010, par 21). Recently, the Committee on the Future Economy Report of 2017 emphasised not only the continuity of deepening workers’ expertise but also on strengthening skills utilisation, as well as continuously deepening and refreshing skills through modularised and technology-enabled learning programmes. The TAE sector is tasked to provide Singaporeans opportunities to develop deep skills and gain mastery to raise workforce productivity, promote employability, competency and resilience though a culture of lifelong learning (SkillsFuture, 2018a).

Auteur(s) de la ressource: 
Chen Zan, Catherine Ramos, Lynn Dee Puah, Cheng San Chye
Date de publication:
Mercredi, 1 Janvier, 2020
Langue du document
Type de ressource: 
Études et rapports
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